Seventh Son Brewing Co. will debut its first four beers on Saturday. The new production brewery and tasting room in Columbus has been open for months. But thanks to building code and mechanical issues, it hasn’t released its own brews — until now.
The tasting room opens to the general public at 5 p.m. Saturday. (There’s a private, invite-only event before then.)
People will be able to sample American Strong Ale, Spring Sheep Stout, Stone Fort Oat Brown Ale and Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale. (See full beer descriptions below provided by Seventh Son.)
Seventh Son also plans to start distributing its beers on draft to area bars and restaurants next week. The brewery has a bottling machine but is holding off on bottling for now.
"We want to iron out what works the best and then put it in bottles," said co-owner Collin Castore, who also runs Bodega and The Barrel and the Bottle in Columbus. "We’re going to take our time and figure out what people like and have some fun trying new recipes and see how it goes."
Asked what he thinks will be the flagship beer, Castore cited both the American Strong and Humulus Nimbus because of their hoppy character.
"At the end of the day, people love their hops," he said.
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Seventh Son American Strong Ale
A ruddy amber American Strong clocking in at 7.7 percent alcohol by volume. Grapefruit and stone fruit hop aroma and character are balanced by a rich red malt backbone. A precise blend of 7 hops go into the brewing and dry hopping process including Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, Horizon, Palisade, Citra, Willamette, & Columbus. From Flannery O’Connor to Iron Maiden the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is embedded in American culture as a powerful harbinger of good fortune; what better name for our flagship ale?
Stone Fort Oat Brown Ale
A toasty brown ale with a round full mouthfeel and a pleasant 5.25 percent alcohol by volume. Stone Fort offers accessible English ale character and a smooth blend of light roast coffee, cocoa, leather and biscuit flavors. The Old Stone fort overlooks the Tuscarawas river in Coshocton county and constructed in 1679 is thought to be Ohio’s oldest building; an appropriate name for a solid Brown ale with the hallmarks of this timeless style.
Spring Sheep Stout
A 5 percent alcohol by volume session version of our regular Black Sheep Robust Stout brewed especially for the onset of patio season. Dry hopped with Northern brewer and Willamette for a unique aroma, with flavors of dark unsweetened bakers chocolate fading into a lingering carob and licorice finish.
Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
A pale golden ale that is both super crisp and super hop forward with a refreshing mouthfeel and a summer friendly 6 percent alcohol by volume. Mosaic & simcoe hops lend tart blueberry and fragrant pine to a pleasingly bitter dandelion finish. We wanted the hops to be the star in this seasonal offering taking its name from both the hop plant, Humulus Lupulus, and its light color and cloud-like feel, nimbus.